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Hayward Committed To Play With Kyrie in Cleveland — Ex-Cavs GM

Hayward Committed To Play With Kyrie in Cleveland — Ex-Cavs GM

At different points, Terry Rozier, Al Horford, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have all assumed more offensive responsibility than was expected preseason and each has elevated their games in different ways.

But Auerbach's genius was arguably more in talent evaluation - Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Sam Jones, Dave Cowens, Larry Bird, to name but five - than in-game strategy.

Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. The situation felt like a death knell on Boston's season, but the young Celtics rallied.

A rematch with Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James awaits them, but for a Celtics team that has had to trudge uphill throughout the season, still playing at this point of the postseason feels like reason to celebrate.

"When you get here, you're flattered by the thought of the Boston Celtics and all you're thinking about is the tradition and history", said Stevens. You're going to bring LeBron. "It felt like he just came out of nowhere, and it was like, I'm finally in the National Basketball Association". "And I think that that makes you - no matter what people have predicted you will be - play at a togetherness and a toughness level that is OK in this town". "I can't really do much".

"Our guys really embrace that". He was out here as we walked through some things earlier. "Things haven't always gone our way, but these guys are really talented, they're really tough, they fit Boston".

Tatum has upped his production in the playoffs now averaging 19 points, 3.2 assists, and 1.2 steals. They struggled mightily against the lowly Bucks the first round, then won a deceptively hard five-game series with the Sixers, who were in position in the fourth quarter to win three of the four games they lost. They have been long shots this year ever since Hayward went down in the opening game of the regular season last October in Cleveland.

Jayson Tatum goes up against Rodney Hood in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Tatum has since extended the streak to seven games, putting up 20 and 25 in Games 4 and 5, respectively, against Philadelphia.

"Old man, that's insane".

"I just stopped being so nervous".

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"I'm excited", said Tatum. "You work all season to earn the trust of your teammates and coaching staff for moments like this, whether it's finding Al on the lob or a layup". And we were waiting on LeBron to make a decision.

"It's like night and day", he said.

"I think they are one of the most well-coached teams in our league", James said. But it's been 90 games since then. It's frustrating, but I've got to keep staying positive, keep getting treatment and try to get back out there.

"I didn't know what to expect going into the season. My understanding of the game is a lot better today than it was the first game". "I never would have imagined that would happen".

Hayward is on the Celtics' playoff roster and Boston is winning.

"Yeah, that's not happening", Celtics President Danny Ainge said. He's also shown an impressive aptitude for the mental aspects of the game - and an astonishing intellect across of-the-court subjects - that I didn't see coming out of Cal.

"So, no, the answer is no".

"If you believe that Terry Rozier is a potential front-line player and that what's happening right now isn't a outcome of time and place first off you're going to have to decide if you want to extend him now, even though he may go back to a back-up", Windhorst said on The Woj Pod. The surgery revealed an infection in the screws in his knee. "He's sprinting, he's jumping a little bit, he's cutting a little bit, he's gaining a lot of momentum. I think our guys have done a good job with that". After Kyrie talked to me and I made those shots, I felt like I was fine. "He flew back this weekend so he'll be at tomorrow's game". "Brad's very familiar with this group, and Gordon's worked with these guys for five or six years".

He added that Hayward will be working out here with the club's strength coaches and undergoing further tests to chart his progress.